Category Archives: Donor

What is Third Party Parenting?

Love is Love

Building a family using donor eggs through IVF and third party parenting is where eggs are ‘donated’ by a third party for the purpose of third-party reproduction.

How Does Egg Donation Work and 9 Other FAQs to Know About

How does egg donation work?—and 9 other FAQs

When you choose to donate your eggs, you are performing a great act of empathy and compassion. Many egg donors understand the struggles an individual or couple may go through in attempts to start a family, and they want to help. Couples facing infertility, LGBTQ couples, single parents and others often require the assistance of […]

Why Women May Choose to Freeze Their Eggs

As an egg bank, we understand that there is no shortage of reasons for women to freeze their eggs. Life can be unpredictable, and every woman’s journey is different. Lindsay Warner, a writer for Harper Bazaar, shared her deeply personal experience that led to her freezing her eggs, and we thought her story would resonate […]

Egg Donors Report Good Long-Term Physical Health Status and Satisfaction with their Experience

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At the 75th Annual Scientific Congress of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, researchers shared that most egg donors surveyed reported positive feelings about their donation experience and continuing good health years after their donation. Dr. Jennifer Blackmore and her colleagues analyzed responses to an anonymous survey completed by 36 egg donors who donated between 2008 and 2019 at New York University’s Langone Fertility […]

Five Things You Need to Consider Before Donating Your Eggs

Egg Donors are our heros

The decision to donate your eggs is life-changing, as well as life-giving. The parents who receive your eggs will be forever grateful for the chance to have children that they otherwise couldn’t have—a chance that you gifted them.

Apple WatchOS 6: How to track your menstrual cycle and fertility

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Want to know when your next period is coming? Trying to conceive using BBT’s? Or just want to learn what’s normal for your body for your next visit to the doctor? Knowing all of this is useful when you are trying to conceive or are living with conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. […]

OB-GYNs Hesitate to Talk About Fertility

women need to bring up fertility

Research shows OB-GYNs hesitate to talk about fertility Study authors recommend patients be more proactive A new study shows that many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this education. “We found that most OB-GYNs don’t […]

Do I Need an Egg Donor?

Egg Donation

Are donor eggs right for me? We are often asked that question by parents at a crossroad in their fertility journey. It is probably one of the most profound and difficult questions to ask (and answer!) let alone whisper it. Just saying it out loud makes it real—makes the unthinkable, thinkable.

No matter what stage of the journey you are at, asking this question is the beginning of a new dream—it is a (giant!) step forward in making your dream a reality.

Trying to Conceive Over 40

#TTC over 40

Infertility is challenging, no matter what age you are when it presents itself. Any individual who has been faced with infertility has likely done their research and discovered there are tons of options available for overcoming this problem when wanting to start, or grow, a family. However, any type of infertility treatment takes time— which […]

Family Planning for LGBTQ+ Couples

Love makes a family

For some LGBTQ+ couples, deciding how to start or grow their families can be a challenging process. However, third-party reproductive options have come a long way. There are now many options available to gay, lesbian, and transgender couples, and it’s important for each family to find the option that works best for them. When choosing […]

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